Devolution of health and care in Greater Manchester, Manchester

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Summary of report content

In July 2016 local Manchester Healthwatch helped run three workshops in Stockport, Oldham and Bolton, the workshops were attended by 60 people representing the diverse population of Manchester. Healthwatch spoke to the people of Greater Manchester to find out how future services can meet their health and social care needs. The discussions focused on three topics: service integration, primary care services, and preventative health. Under service integration there were 8 clear themes that emerged including areas like the need for greater consistency and stronger links between health and social care services Under primary care services there were 5 clear themes that emerged including areas like prescriptions and the need to make them accessible with an improved process. Under preventative services there were 5 clear themes that emerged including areas like better lifestyle education for communities and better links with organisations offering activities which supported healthy lifestyle options. The report contains the findings from the workshops but no recorded input from providers or commissioners.

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General details

Report title 
Devolution of health and care in Greater Manchester, Manchester
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Manchester
Type of report 
Public opinion
Key themes 
Devolution of services
Integration of services
Patient records
Other information of note about this report 
Good Practice
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Deliberative event
Focus group
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
Optometry services
Secondary care services 
Other services 
Patient transport

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.